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Lyric Opera of Melbourne starts 2015 with a bang, presenting a double bill of comic masterpieces.


Ravel's L'heure Espagnole (Spanish Time) is a delicious farce accompanied by the tick of metronomes and sultry Spanish dances. While her husband is out repairing the town clocks, this housewife moves heaven and earth to get a clock of her own.

Katrina Waters, Nigel Huckle and Shoumendu Ganguly make their Lyric debut's in the Ravel, joined by Raphael Wong and Daniel Sinfield.


In Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, the Donati family outdo the Kardashians in how far they will go to get their hands on their dead relative’s money. James Payne returns to Lyric in the title role alongside the formidable Kerrie Bolton, with Rebecca Rashleigh and Nick Renfree-Marks as the lovers, and a whole stable of Lyric artists. 


Sung in English, these operatic riots will be brought to the stage by Jane Millet and Nicholas Cannon, and conducted by Lyric's Artistic director, Pat Miller.


Lyric Opera is boutique opera at its best; innovative, relevant and entertaining.


Get to the opera. Come and meet the mule.








Concepcion: Katrina Waters

Gonzalve: Nigel Huckle

Torqumada: Daniel Sinfield

Ramiro: Raphael Wong

Don Inigo Gomez: Shoumendu Ganguly

Toledo the Post Mule: Milky White



Gianni Schicchi: James Payne

Lauretta: Rebecca Rashleigh


Zita: Kerrie Bolton

Rinuccio: Nick Renfree-Marks

Gherado: Daniel Sinfield

Nella: Bridie Kibby

Gheradino: Campbell Phelan

Betto: Bernard Leon

Simone: Shoumendu Ganguly

Marco: Kate Bright

Ciesca: Dannielle O'keefe

Spinelloccio: Jessica Harris

Amantio: Raphael Wong

Pinellino: Jessica Harris

The finest Mule in Tuscany: Milky White



Co-directors: Nicholas Cannon & Jane Millet

Lighting design: Lucy Birkinshaw

Costume Concept: Ross Hall

Music Director: Pat Miller


Design Partners: CAST

Media Partners: Pesel & Carr



Production Manager: Emily Grindrod

Stage Manager: Hayley Fox


Music Staff:

Jane Matheson, Krystall Tunnicliffe, Sarah Cameron, Jack Earle

Anchor 13
dates and times


Friday March 13 7:30pm

Saturday March 14 7:30pm

Monday March 16 7:30pm

Wednesday March 18 7:30pm

Thursday March 19 7:30pm


all performances at Chapel off Chapel




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